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US accuses Russia of using food as weapon of war in Ukraine
The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, told the UN that Russia was deliberately worsening a growing global food crisis. Also: Biden says US fully backs Sweden and Finland Nato bids, and Chariots of Fire composer Vangelis dies aged 79.
Report says nearly 60 million people internally displaced
Conflict and climate change are driving the numbers up globally. Also: the police in Britain have closed their investigation into breaches of Covid rules in the prime minister's office, and the Ethiopian man finally following his dream at the age of 69.
UN chief warns of global hunger, urging Russia to free Ukrainian grain
Antonio Guterres said the war in Ukraine was compounding global food insecurity, already worsened by warming temperatures and the pandemic. Also: Russian soldier pleads guilty in war crimes trial, and US Soccer agrees to equal pay deal.
UN warns climate catastrophe getting closer
The annual report by the World Meteorological Organisation says four key indicators of climate change hit record levels in 2021. Also, the secret schools for girls in Afghanistan, federal agents find an underground railway between Mexico and the US, and how victory celebrations knocked a ground-breaking African cyclist out of the race.
ICC sends 'largest ever' team of investigators to Ukraine
The International Criminal Court will collaborate with French detectives who have been working at suspected crime scenes in Ukraine. Also, few answers at rare US Congressional UFO hearing, and movie stars gather as the Cannes Film Festival gets underway.
Ukraine working on 'next stages' of Mariupol evacuation
The fate of more than 260 soldiers taken to Russian controlled territory on Monday remains unclear. Ukraine suggests a prisoner exchange but Moscow has not confirmed this. Also, a study into the behaviour of mosquitos could change the way malaria is tackled across Africa, and Nasa's rover begins work to find life on Mars.
Young Voice Special
This podcast was extremely informative for young people and adults alike. Every question posed by the young guests were answered in a very sensitive manner, offering great insight into what is happening in Ukraine. This podcast would be very useful for teachers to share with their students, to answer those questions that are difficult to answer .
Good mix of reporting events, man on the street and expert opinion. Must be hard to keep it Global in 30 min. I live in Australia and realise how little I know of world geography. This podcast is correcting that. Keep it up BBC, and Thankyou.
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Exceptional journalism. Very succinct. My go-to source for international news.